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Mystery Author Randy Overbeck on the Inspiration behind his Books “Overbeck’s pace is spot on and makes for a thoroughly engaging and quick read…a clear look at the way racism and bigotry continued to leak far beyond the bounds of the deep South even after desegregation began to…

The Story behind ‘The Art of Betrayal’ by Connie Berry

Someone, I can’t remember who, wrote “Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery.”  I get the point but respectfully disagree. History is often a mystery as well.  The past is littered with secrets. Delving into my own heritage, for example, I learned that every ten years when the census-taker came round, my Scottish grandmother shaved a…

The Story behind ‘Complicit’ by Amy Rivers

When you live in a small town, you sometimes think you know everything that happens. There are no secrets. Everyone knows your business. And in some cases, this is true. Small towns are usually close knit. People have known each other for years. Families have been friends (or enemies) for generations. But there are always…

The Story behind ‘Stepping Stones’ by Marilea C. Rabasa

Writing a memoir is a bit like taking pictures of my life with the same camera—but with different lenses. And so reconciling these two elements—seeing my life as it was and then viewing it, or aspects of it, from a fresh perspective—is what distinguishes the memoir genre from many others. In my experience with life-writing,…

The Story behind ‘Riley’ by Paul Midden

I have always been fascinated by how relationships work. As a therapist for many years, I listened to many people talk about how their partners failed them, how they failed their partners, or how the threat of losing a partner was accompanied by terror and, if he or she did in fact leave, by stark…